Bell Maintenance Workshop to be held in Northampton, 23rd September 2017

St Peter's Church

By on 26-Apr-2017 - Following on from such a successful first workshop, there will be a further opportunity for delegates to attend a day long Bell Maintenance workshop held in Northampton on the 23rd September 2017, again taught by Jennie Higson. The workshop will take place at two Northampton Churches – All Saints and St Peter’s. Running between 9.45am […] Read more

Scotland: The Challenge of Geography

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By on 25-Apr-2017 - In the British Isles there are more than 5400 rings of bells (with 5 or more bells) but only 22 of these are in Scotland. This means that towers are very sparse. From Dumfries in the Southwest to Nairn in the Northeast is 235 miles (a 41⁄2 hour drive). From Haddington in the Southeast to […] Read more

ART Module 1 Course at Edington – 25th March 2017

Practical Exercises

By on 16-Apr-2017 - Edington Priory in Wiltshire was the venue for a very informative and enjoyable Module 1 – Teaching Bell Handling Course. The excellent Tutors were Andy and Sallie Ingram who kept us well occupied during the day which began at 9.00am and finished at 5.45pm. Several breaks for refreshments and  lunch at The Longs Arms, Steeple […] Read more

First ’50 Ringing Things’ Bronze Certificate Awarded!

50 Ringing Things Booklet

By on 14-Apr-2017 - I first saw the 50 things booklet at the ART conference in March and at first glance thought it would be good for the youngsters in our ringing school. However, on closer inspection I realised it is appropriate for all ages and my competitive nature kicked in and myself and my friend, without realising, each […] Read more

ART Bell Maintenance Workshop held Saturday 8th April 2017

In the Belfry

By on 11-Apr-2017 - On the first really sunny Saturday of the Year, eleven delegates assembled in Northampton for the ART Bell Maintenance Workshop. When signing up to this extremely good value event, booking a place seemed a great idea, on the day I was wondering what had I let myself in for! The tutor, Jennie Higson, who was […] Read more

Re-learning the Ropes

By on 07-Apr-2017 - In a ‘past life’ I was competent in many areas involving rope.   After a break of over twenty years, today I made a short splice on two different coloured pieces of rope and whipped all the ends.   I am happy with the result after such an absence, so I’ll take the work along to […] Read more